Mahindra Bolero is one of India’s best selling MUV and has been popular among both urban and rural customers. Bolero has been around for a while but still it has not lost its charm. The design of Bolero looks rugged and purely utilitarian. Mahindra has not given any major update of facelift to Bolero in recent times. Here we have a video from SRK designs that shows a concept of a modified Bolero. Is this how the Bolero should look in the future? let’s have a look.
The basic shape of the Bolero in this video remains the same. it still retains the old boxy utilitarian design, what has changed is the front of the MUV. The artist has designed it in such a way that it can compete with modern day cars and SUVs. The design of the headlamp is entirely different from the existing model. It looks more futuristic with all those LED DRLs in them.
The grill has been totally redesigned. It no more has the Mahindra’s signature seven slat grille, instead it now gets 3 horizontal strips with mesh in the background. The Mahindra logo has also been replaced and it now houses Bolero badging on it. The Bumper on this Bolero has also been updated. It looks more rugged and it is also where the headlights are placed. The Other major change made to the Bolero is the new chunkier tyres and new design alloy wheels.
Coming to the engine part, current Bolero is powered by a 1.5 liter-3 cylinder turbocharged diesel engine. Peak power is rated at 70 Bhp while peak torque comes in at 195 Nm. A five speed manual gearbox is standard. Mahindra is definitely working on a BS 6 version of the same engine and will launch it when new emission norms come in next year. Apart from the 1.5L engine, Bolero is also available with a 2.5 liter-4 cylinder M2DICR turbocharged diesel engine with 63 Bhp-180 Nm outputs. Mahindra is likley to stop the production of this engine when BS6 norms come in.
Mahindra has not officially said anything about bringing an facelift for the Bolero. This is purely out of artist’s imagination. Bolero will be around for many more years, as a rugged, utilitarian people mover that can take about anything.